Sissejuhatus kosmonautikasse (Introduction to Astronautics), YFT0060

Course program

Total: 32 hours

Links point to the synopses of the lectures in Power Point Show (.pss) format (see details and additional materials on the dedicated page)

  1. Main goals and brief history of Astronautics (5 hours)
  2. Elements of orbital mechanics. Orbital elements, types of orbits, perturbations (5 hours)
  3. Orbital maneuvers. Flight to the Moon and the planets. (5 hours)
  4. Rocket structure and propulsion (7 hours)
  5. Guidance and construction of rockets (7 hours)
  6. Vehicle assembly and launch. Descent and landing (3 hours)